Learning Objectives


  1. An individual breaches the peace when he or she engages in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct that causes a violent response by two or more individuals.
  2. The crime of inciting a riot requires the participation of ten or more individuals.
  3. A vagrancy law likely would be held constitutional that makes it a criminal offense for individuals to appear in public who are identified by the police as thieves or drug dealers.
  4. It is constitutional for a city to adopt a law that makes it a criminal offense for two or more known gang members to assemble together on a public street.
  5. Prostitutes as well as customers may be guilty of soliciting or loitering for the purpose of prostitution.
  6. The only difference between the legal definition of obscenity and the legal definition of child pornography is that child pornography involves the use of children.